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Old 08-09-2010, 03:24 PM   #1
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IDIOT, I am. Painted Latex over Oil


on a set of bathroom cabinets this weekend. Painted 2 coats of latex, with no preparation, other than general cleaning with soap and water. Did not know original coat was oil, but I suspect it was because now, both coats come off in large patches with the wall tape.

Is there anything I can do to fix? Will it get better once the latex finally cures in a month or so? Should I wait and see, or go ahead and remove now before it gets stickier?
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Iím sorry to say but you have to remove all the paint sand and remove all dust using a tac cloth then apply an oil base primer and then you can either re-apply your latex finish or if you wish use a oil base finish coat.
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Thanks. I figured as much.

Should I hurry and strip now? What is the best way to strip at this point?
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You can either strip the big pieces with a putty knife but round the corners so you don’t gouge the wood or start sanding. You can also try peeling it off by hand it should come off in strips.
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don't they make that citrus stripper? seems like an easy thing to use in this situation. you could then just peel it off
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on a set of bathroom cabinets this weekend. Painted 2 coats of latex, with no preparation, other than general cleaning with soap and water. Did not know original coat was oil, but I suspect it was because now, both coats come off in large patches with the wall tape.

Is there anything I can do to fix? Will it get better once the latex finally cures in a month or so? Should I wait and see, or go ahead and remove now before it gets stickier?
You could also use a latex primer with latex finish coats. If you are worried about adhesion, try a Bonding Primer.
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Started stripping last night. Peels pretty easily in flat areas. The molding needs some light stripper and/or brushing. Lots of fun.

WINDOWS-- you said I could use a latex primer. But I still need to strip first, correct? What is a good brand of bonding latex primer?

Thanks for the help all.
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You will have to strip your current latex coats, give the entire surface a thorough scuff sand to give the next coats some tooth, and then apply your adhesion primer. I have using S/W Adhesion Primer and it has worked well.
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